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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Essential Swimming Pool Maintenance To Do This Summer

Posted 22/12/16

There’s nothing like taking a dip in your own swimming pool. Kiwi summers and the backyard swimming pool go hand in hand. But do you know what essential swimming pool maintenance it will require?... Top 5 swimming pool maintenance tips Kids, adults and even dogs love a good swim during summe

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Earthquake Preparedness - Is Your Home Secure?

Posted 30/03/17

Earthquakes are unpredictable and the best form of defence is to be prepared. Keeping a well-stocked survival kit with food, water and other essential supplies is one way we can care for our family after a shake. We can also prepare our homes too, we take a look at ways you and your family can g

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic

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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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Latest handymen case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosh Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

More Than Meets The Eye: The Bosh Robot and The Handyman Lending A Hand

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one... and we knew we had to share it. Kustom Design Studio posted a job looking for a Handyperson to help take down and assemble a massive robot. This robot was created by Bosch with the help of Kustom Design Studio. The robot is made out of Bosch power tools and has been travelling around New Zealand. The tradie, found through Builderscrack, was tasked with helping to take down the robot which was residing in Bunnings Shirley and then assembling it back up at the AMI Stadium for the Crusaders Games. Quite the celebrity robot!

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Handymen on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Bruce #3

Posted 2 weeks ago

Build wall, door and dividing wall

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Wardrobe Assembly

Posted 5 days ago

Please help assemble my portable wardrobe rack I cannot follow the instructions

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Picture hanging

Posted 1 week ago

We have several (3 large, 6 small) picture frames that we would like put on our walls.

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Small Tree Cut & Removal

Posted 1 day ago

Small tree to be cut down and the branches & wood disposed of. You need a saw or chainsaw and trailer.

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Fixing Blinds

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I'm seeking a handyman for the following service: - Fixing blinds to the windows - Total windows - 3 Thank you!

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Mounting onto Concrete

Posted 2 days ago

I require 2 sets of 2 x bumper strips installed into a carpark in an apartment building in newmarket. They are to park 2 trolleys in - see attached example of one from another building. We have parking onsite. we also have regular random handyman jobs so would like to have someone we can use on future jobs. All parts will be supplied (bolts, glue etc). You just need a concrete drill and the right PPE gear.

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Make a fance and deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

made the fance and car port

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Assemble Kitset Product

Posted 3 days ago

Assemble Infrared Sauna for client either on the 23/5 or 25/5 between 8am and 11:30am Job time estimate 2 hours See Installation manual here: ... Client will be on hand to render occasional assistance with heavier parts.

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Sophia A Ryan

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi Just moved into new place. Its a small apartment and need some mdf shelving put into space above washing machine and narrow cupboard. Also if possible some kitchen cabinet adjustments/covers to pretty it up plus a fewhandyman tasks like hanging pictures.

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Pergola paint and replace one beam

Posted 16 hours ago

Existing white pergola to be painted charcoal and replace or repair one beam damaged by climber. Also small dry rot under window to be cut out and ? Bogged..

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Dismantle and remove existing wooden fence

Posted 1 week ago

Dismantle and remove existing wooden fence which is approximately 40M in length and 1.6M high.

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Kebab shop

Posted 1 week ago

Making 2 wooden frame for coffe shop design

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Bruce #4

Posted 2 weeks ago

Swap door on shower, from side to side

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Simple job cabinet assembly

Posted 1 day ago

Hello Straightforward job to assemble a metal Bunnings 2 door cabinet about1680Hx 380D x 760W. Also to secure to behind so no tipping. I've a spinal injury so can't do easily. Needs to be done in next few days. Easy job to tag on for extra earnings. Needs power drill to put hole in metal cabinet. Negotiable on price as not sure how person would structure it.

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Help fixing failed pool inspection

Posted 2 weeks ago

We recently bought a house and failed our first pool inspection. Looks like previous owners put in some landscaping features that breached pool regulations. Need to get this fixed before next inspection in a few weeks. Inspection Summary Fail Comments 1. Pool fencing minimum 1.2m height above and away from (in an arc) ground level or any permanent projections ( Fail ) Your pool fencing inspection has failed due to the issue listed in the above failed comments section. Council will arrange...

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A few odd jobs

Posted 2 days ago

need a wall mounted heater moved, some hose reels fixed to wall and a few other jobs done.

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Shattered glass clean-up from garden area.

Posted 1 week ago

Approximately 2 hours work - to pick-up and dispose of pieces of shattered tempered glass from garden area. Non-sharp but gloves provided.

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General Jobs around the house

Posted 1 week ago

We have a list of jobs to do around our house including the following: Repainting concrete steps at front door; Sand and paint timber windows; Fix some internal door handles; Fit duct for dryer vent; Fix hole in Gib wall. Best to do a site visit to go through the list and quote. We are looking for a handyman who can do all of the jobs rather than picking and choosing.

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Heated towel rail install

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for someone to install a heated towel rail in a ensuite against a tiled wall. (already renovated except for towel rail!) Not sure if we need an electrician, carpenter or tiler, probably a combination of all 3? Not sure how the electrical bit will work either since the walls are already tiles and therefore access to electrical feed may be an issue. One good thing I have some spare tiles so if they need to be removed/broken we can replace. One potential problem there is probably plumbing...

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Various bits and pieces (putting up shelves, etc) Auckland CBD asap.

Posted 1 week ago

Various tasks to finish a cosmetic renovation in Auckland CBD asap. Needs somebody with expertise drilling into concrete. 1. Put up two mirrors (into concrete walls). 2. Put up two sets of 3 x floating shelves, one set long, one set short (into concrete walls). 3. Cut corners into 45 degree angles into 4 x pieces wood for makeshift bathroom mirror frame. Possibly need to gouge into the back + on one corner. See picture (don't have tools). 4. Fix makeshift tv cabinet onto (concrete)...

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New home, lots of bits and bobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hot water cylinder platform

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean gutters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various handyman tasks


20th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mirror and other things

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Five odd jobs for pre-sale of property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door Hanging and Mirror Hanging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang and Duct Dryer

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rahiri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window hinge repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

looking for handy man - builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Cover - Meter Board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Showerline wall instal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Picture hanging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cupboard Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install clothesline poles for retractable clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Put up new shed.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Odd jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Heated towel rail install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in Auckland

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Titan homes

Joined May 2017

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.we also pride ourselves in high quality finishes wi...

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FOURMARIAS LAUNDROMAT LIMITED

Joined July 2014

Greetings!... My family had experiences in building and rebuilding construction matters as houses since we were in our good country Philippines. I've been here since August of 2013and had engaged in work an fencing, decking, tiling. painting, cleaning, mechanical works, carpentry, landscaping and some civil works around the vast countryside of Auckland. We do sorts of things that meets our clients...

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Today's Build ltd

Joined January 2018

Hi, Today's Build is a small 3 man team with 12years experiance in the building industry. From new builds to extentions and renovations. Also fencing and decking to those small little jobs. we work very hard to keep your budget down with nothing but great workmanship.

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William Shane Waaka

Joined November 2018

I have over 15 years experience in painting, tiling and small job maintenance on both commercial and residential properties. I provide a professional service, have excellent time management and can work with you to meet deadlines. I am new to Builderscrack but can supply references outside of this site. I have worked in making homes look presentable and ready for sale and am happy to quote any s...

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Groundswell Property Services and Maintenance Ltd

Joined July 2017

Our company has been in operation for nearly 6 years, providing general gardening, minor landscaping work, lawn mowing, hedge trimming and shaping, tree trimming and small tree removals, section clearing, small home maintenance and handyman jobs, spouting and gutter cleaning, water blasting and house washing, exterior and interior painting, wall papering, minor repair work, minor plumbing and drai...

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Erceg Building Works ltd

Joined September 2014

Hi, we are a Nz trade qualified building company operating in Auckland. We specialise in all areas of building, - New builds - Renovations - Garages/Carports - Concrete slabs/Driveways - Home maintenance - Retaining walls, Timber and Masonry - Decks/Fences/Gazebo's etc We are very professional with an eye for detail. Choose us for fair quotes and quality workmanship.

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Inception Building & Project Management

Joined October 2015

We offer our clients a range of services from building and waterblasting to full project management including organising any tradesmen required including all onsite management. We pride ourselves in bringing your vision to fruition offering an attention to detail service that meets all your requirements. No job is too small, We do what others won't! Services: Building Waterblasting W...

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Apex Co Ltd

Joined August 2017

Hi, pleasure to introduce myself, Lyle Over of Apex Ltd, I have been completing handyman jobs part time for around seven years now mainly by word of mouth, and have decided to join Builderscrack and do it full time. Previously I have worked 22 years in the stainless steel kitchen industry, starting as a polisher and working through all aspects of the industry including quoting, fabricating, mea...

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Marks Property Services

Joined December 2013

30+ years of construction experience in various fields. Decks, Fences, Gates, Pergolas built or repaired. General carpentry, bathroom & kitchen remodels, shop fitouts, Some design knowledge included. Modern metal fencing options & Pool fencing available too. Other trade contacts include- tiler, plasterer, painter, electrician, plumber, builder, and affordable kitchen/bathroom suppliers. Thank yo...

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The General Builder Ltd

Joined November 2013

I'm a licensed builder specialising in structural alterations, renovations and additions to, and construction of new homes. As an experienced project manager, I understand all aspects of residential construction and only work with competent, reliable and trustworthy sub contractors and employees. Our team have the tools, equipment and knowledge to get all undertakings completed to meet or exceed b...

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Drake Install

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have been in the building industry for the last 10 years. Very Professional with a good work ethic. I specialize in the smaller projects that others cant fit in. I provide competitive quotes and work hard to get jobs done on time.

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handymannz

Joined May 2019

Hi I've previously owned and operated a Panelbeating and Property Maintenance businesses, servicing Insurance claims and International companies property maintenance and project needs. I pride myself on helping people solve problems.

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Centurion Roofing

Joined November 2014

With more than 16 years experience in roofing, from roof cleaning to spray painting and EVERTHING in between. We offer a free Quote. We are very affordable, professional and honest. I'm a qualified Quantity Surveyor and have worked in the roofing trade as a tradesman and estimator for a number of years. I take pride in my work and value customer service and good relationships. I believe in doin...

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Handyman911

Joined February 2019

Hi, We've been in the property maintenance industry for more than 12 years, not just in New Zealand, but in South Africa. We enjoy taking something old and run down and making it new especially bathrooms, and kitchens. We take on the smaller jobs, to give each client the service they deserve. We are hard workers, very professional and just love completing projects on time. Our services range from...

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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

We have been building and renovating homes to a high level for over twenty years throughout the Auckland region. Over this time we have created close relationships with our sub- trades including design, plumbing, electrical and many more. All our work is guaranteed for ten years and is finished to the highest level. We pride ourselves coming in on budget & on time. DNA can complete your job from...

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estate landscapes

Joined May 2016

HI i been landscaping and handyman for 16 years . And pride myself on professional work with a on time on budget . i am happy to provide free and competitive quotes. I have spent 12 years as a greenkeeper . experience in hard and soft landscape , paving , section clearing , and odd jobs around the house .

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